Food distribution to Isolated Individuals or Food Bank Assistant

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Position description: 

The Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a Charitable Non-Profit Organization. We are a volunteer driven community-funded agency with a unique focus on  Neighbours supporting Neighbours. 

Currently we are recruiting volunteers who are interested in shopping and delivering food and/or medication to isolated or vulnerable individuals, as well as Food bank assistants at our North and South House sites.  Shopping/Delivery volunteers should have access to car in order to comfortably transport groceries to 1 or more individuals/families.

Times are flexible for those working or going to school during the day. 

  • Collect the list of groceries from their list of clients and shop for grocery items weekly.
  • Interact with the public with respect to social distancing rules.
  • Collect payment from the client.
  • Follow safety sanitation protocols outlined by the organization.
  • Return payments and receipts to the Neighbourhood House.
  • Assist with moving, packing, storing, and distributing donated food to various people who access the food bank.
  • Shopping and Grocery drop off
  • Complete your volunteer application process.
  • Follow safety protocols outlined by the organization
  • Shop for groceries and/or pick up medication.
  • Have access to a car or be able to transport groceries.
  • If there is no access to a car, then be able to assist on site with unloading, moving, sorting, packing, storing, and distributing donated food to individuals and families.
Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

Volunteers will need to complete the following:

  • Volunteer application form
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Interview (online)
  • Volunteer orientation (30 mins. online)
  • Sign policy document
How to apply:
Contact person: 
Janice Ho
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
22 Dec 2020 to 21 Mar 2021
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Burnaby, BC
Last Updated: December 22, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: March 22, 2021